With another slew of sunny days and a humidity-breaking storm (yay) ahead of us, it’s our bet you can’t wait to leave the office and start planning what you’re going to do with your two days of freedom. While it may be a little too hot for some us to handle, it won’t be long before fall takes over the city. Whether you end up on a rooftop, eat your way around a market, or see the latest in alternative theater, make sure to embrace the heat and get out there.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH
Beating the searing heat of daylight hours, theBuenos Aires Market is back for a nocturnal edition. The popular market which offers visitors the chance to buy more than 1,000 healthy food products at a discount rate will be on both tonight and tomorrow evening. If you’re the type of person who likes to eat rather than the one who likes to cook, there’ll also be a food patio with chefs and restaurants offering up ready-to-eat delicacies.
5 PM – Midnight | Plaza Irlanda – Av. Gaona & Donato Álvarez | Free | More info
Córdoba-based acoustic duo, Hipnótica will be performing tonight in one of the city’s favorite terrace escapes, Camping. Constantly on tour, the pair has clocked up over 300 shows in the last few years and tonight is a rare chance to see them for free. Perfect for a low-key kind of Friday night, grab some amigues a few cervezas and enjoy being surrounded by palm trees draped in tea lights – you might even forget you’re in BA at all.
9 PM – 3 AM | Camping – Av. Pueyrredón 2501 | Free | More info
The seventh edition of theatrical festival TABA will be opening tonight at independent theater Teatro Timbre 4. With productions coming from both Europe and other Latin American countries, highlights include Catalonian production CALMA!, Uruguayan play, CHETA, and Argentine creation, Tu veneno en mí. With free workshops, discussion sessions, and playwriting classes, it’s an unmissable date in the porteño theater calendar. Tickets can be bought online.
From 1 PM | Teatro Timbre 4 – Mexico 3554 | Various prices | More info
Chin Gu Containers, the latest audience participation performance to take place in Buenos Aires, will be on tonight at Ciudad Cultural Konex. Held in a series of blue shipping containers, the idea is that a mysterious lady is on a secret mission, unknown to the audience, which requires assistance throughout the evening. Unconventional and risky in the approach, spectators will be called up and onto the stage during the play. On the experimental side, the avant-garde play will no doubt be unique, and probably not for those who hate audience participation. Tickets can be bought online.
11 PM | Ciudad Cultural Konex – Sarmiento 3131 | AR $500 | More info
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH
A chance to escape the oppressive heat of capital, the Craft Beer Day festival will be held in Olivos at the Bonita Brewing Company, today and tomorrow. Counting over twenty different taps, favorite cervecerías including Bierhaus, Quiquia and new to the mix craft cider makers, Bauer will all be taking part. Providing the soundtrack for the evening, acoustic band La Descarga and rock group Recover Rock will be taking to the stage. As the night draws out, DJs Femigansta and Khalil will be disrupting the decks. Tickets can be purchased online.
3 PM – 3 AM | Bonita Brewing Company – Av. Libertador 2699 | AR $250 | More info
Popular independent design fair and festival Festiva is back this time to convert their festival style fair into a full-time tienda based in Abasto. Showcasing locally based designers and shops, visitors will be able to purchase anything from contemporary jewelry, hand-painted ceramics, funky notebooks, and printed scarves. Ideal for some Saturday evening retail therapy, the special inauguration date will see live art installations, performances, and a few other surprises.
7 PM – 10 PM | Panal 361 – Jean Jaures 361 | Free | More info
Proyecto 4 Patas, the dog (and sometimes cat) rescue organization that’s responsible for breaking all of our hearts over on Instagram will be holding a Jornada de Adopción over in Palermo Hollywood all day today. While it might be your lucky day to meet your new furry best friend, if you’re not ready to adopt just yet, the charity is also calling for medical and food donations to help in their journey to reduce Argentina’s enormous street dog population. A worthy cause in every sense, make sure to drop by and do what you can to help.
From 12 PM | Estilo Veggie – Fitz Roy 1941 | Donation | More info
Celebrating classical music and ballet, V Festival will be returning to its home territory, Plaza Vaticano, next to the Teatro Colón. Showing ten of the world’s most popular operas, ballets and classical concerts on a huge flatscreen, it’s a chance to get up close and personal with some world-class performances without breaking the bank. Tonight, displaying a performance of Tchaikovsky’s splendid ballet, Swan Lake, spectators will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure to arrive on time.
8 PM – 11 PM | Plaza Vaticano – Cerrito & Viamonte | Free | More info
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH
Being vegan in what often feels like a carnivorous capital can sometimes seem like an insurmountable challenge. If you’re looking for some inspiration, start at La Casa del Árbol, where over 20 fully vegan stands will be stalling out for the day over in the cozy cultural center. There’ll be a huge selection of specialized vegan food products including baked goods, desserts, organic fruit and vegetables, cosmetic products, clothing, and accessories. Entrance is free and you can even bring your dog or cat with you.
12 PM – 5 PM | La Casa del Árbol – Av. Córdoba 5217 | Free | More info
A classic in the porteño cinema calendar, the open air and drive to cinema, autocine, returns to the Rosedal. Transporting us to the beauty of dreamy Greek islands, tonight, will be the turn of summer hit Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again’ A sequel to the enduringly popular first movie, as second versions go, it does a good job of living up to the original. Also if it’s fuegos you’re after, look no further than Donna’s original three boyfriends.
8 PM | El Rosedal – Av. Iraola & Av. Infanta Isabel | Free | More info
If you like a good old discussion or even a bit of an argument, today cultural center and bar Feliza will be holding a debate about whether surrealist film director Buñuel was a feminist. Inviting all of those with an opinion to offer, the debate will be based around Buñuel’s handling of topics that include gender-based violence, toxic relationships, and the patriarchal system. Also consisting of a film cycle, three of his most prominent works will be played over the course of the following Sundays.
7:30 PM – 11 PM | Feliza – Av. Córdoba 3271 | Free | More info
A chance to try your hand at the meditative practice outdoors, group Yoga Project BA, will be holding one of their popular outdoors monthly free classes today. Choosing a different porteño plaza every month, the group buys into the philosophy that plazas have historically been the city’s meeting point for neighbors to socialize and get to know one another. With this in mind, the group hopes for attendees to share a mate and maybe make a friend or two. All participants will need to bring is a mat and something light to keep themselves warm during the Savasana.
11 AM | Plaza Monseñor Miguel de Andrea – Av. Córdoba & Anchorena | Free | More info
The dates, times, and locations for each of these events reflect the information that was available at the time this edition of ‘What to Do in Buenos Aires this Weekend’ was published. The dates, times, and locations are subject to change at the event organizers’ discretion. For the most up to date information, click on the ‘More info’ link when it is listed under the event summary. If you have an event you would like to include in this column, please send us an email [email protected]